New Rifle: The Christensen Arms Mesa

    Mesa rifle

    Christensen Arms announced a new rifle platform for 2017. The new rifle, called the Mesa, is a bolt action gun that combines excellent accuracy with a lightweight design.

    The company offers a sub-MOA guarantee on this rifle meaning that it should make for nice groups with premium factory ammunition. A skilled handloader can probably get things even tighter by working up a load that will offer optimal performance in the gun.

    Overall, the guns weigh 6.65 pounds. Christensen Arms uses a 416 stainless steel barrel with a featherlight contour and match grade chamber.

    On the end is a radial brake that is considered seamless because it matches the barrel so well. The brake is removable. Both the brake and the barrel have a tungsten colored Cerakote finish.

    The action is the company’s own that is also made of 416 stainless steel. The Mesa has an enlarged ejection port, internal magazine with hinged floor plate, and is compatible with Remington 700 scope bases. The action has a Cerakote finish that matches the barrel while the spiral fluted bolt has a black nitride finish.

    Initially, the Mesa will be available in the following calibers:

    • .308 Win
    • 6.5 Creedmoor
    • .300 Win Mag
    • 7mm-08
    • 7mm Rem Mag

    According to Christensen Arms, the Mesa rifle carries a suggested retail price of $1,295.

    Richard Johnson

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